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Nokia 8

Bluetooth

You can connect wirelessly to other compatible devices, such as phones, computers, headsets, and car kits. You can also send your photos to compatible phones or to your computer.

Connect to a Bluetooth accessory

You can connect your phone with many useful Bluetooth devices. For example, with a wireless headset (sold separately), you can speak on the phone hands-free – you can continue what you're doing, such as working at your computer, during a call. Connecting a phone to a Bluetooth device is called pairing.

  1. Tap Settings > Bluetooth.
  2. Switch Bluetooth to On.
  3. Make sure the other device is switched on. You may need to start the pairing process from the other device. For details, see the user guide for the other device.
  4. To pair your phone and the device, tap the device on the list of discovered Bluetooth devices.
  5. You may need to type in a passcode. For details, see the user guide for the other device.

Since devices with Bluetooth wireless technology communicate using radio waves, they do not need to be in direct line-of-sight. Bluetooth devices must, however, be within 10 meters (33 feet) of each other, although the connection may be subject to interference from obstructions such as walls or from other electronic devices.

Paired devices can connect to your phone when Bluetooth is switched on. Other devices can detect your phone only if the Bluetooth settings view is open.

Do not pair with or accept connection requests from an unknown device. This helps to protect your phone from harmful content.

Disconnect a paired Bluetooth device

If you don't need to keep your phone connected to the other device anymore, you can disconnect them.

  1. Tap Settings > Bluetooth.
  2. Tap the name of the paired device.
  3. Tap OK to confirm.

When you switch the other device on again, the connection reopens automatically.

Remove a pairing

If you no longer have the device with which you paired your phone, you can remove the pairing.

  1. Tap Settings > Bluetooth.
  2. Tap settings next to a device name.
  3. Tap FORGET.

Connect to your friend’s phone with Bluetooth

You can use Bluetooth to wirelessly connect to your friend's phone, to share photos, and much more.

  1. Tap Settings > Bluetooth.
  2. Make sure Bluetooth is switched on in both phones.
  3. Make sure the phones are visible to each other. You need to be in the Bluetooth settings view for your phone to be visible to other phones.
  4. You can see the Bluetooth phones within range. Tap the phone you want to connect to.
  5. If the other phone needs a passcode, type in or accept the passcode, and tap Pair.

The passcode is only used when you connect to something for the first time.

Send your content using Bluetooth

When you want to share your content or send photos you've taken to a friend, use Bluetooth to send them to compatible devices.

You can use more than one Bluetooth connection at a time. For example, while using a Bluetooth headset, you can still send things to another device.

  1. Tap Settings > Bluetooth.
  2. Switch Bluetooth to On.
  3. Go to the content you want to send, and tap share > Bluetooth.
  4. Tap the device to connect to. You can see the Bluetooth devices within range.
  5. If the other device needs a passcode, type in the passcode. The passcode, which you can make up, must be typed in on both devices. The passcode in some devices is fixed. For details, see the user guide of the other device.

The location of the received files depends on the other device. For details, see the user guide for the other device.

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